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FOX News
Jul 18, 2012 3:00pm EDT
and the pentagon report has punished several members of the military for their role in the colombia hooker scandal. but it will not file any criminal charges. investigators say this year members of the military joined a dozen secret service agents who partied with prostitutes in colombia before bringing some of the women back do their hotel rooms. this happened just before president obama was set to arrive for a conference and now u.s. officials say seven army soldiers and two u.s. marines are receiving administration punishment and one was republic mapped and decisions are pending for two navy sailors. >> secretary of defense panetta is warning iran against any attempt to block key shipping lanes in the gulf region saying the united states will intervene if iran disobeys. this comes amid the continuing stand off over iran's nuclear program, and the continues threat to close the strait of hormuz a move that could cut off 20 percent of the world's oil supply. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon, with strong words from the secretary today. >>reporter: and they come one day after the pentagon announc
CBS
Jul 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
near the pentagon on the southbound side of 395 or southbound route 110 at 395, it looks like we have a deadly accident. i'll have information for you on that in my next report. you're watching 9news now. stay with us. + >>> good morning. we're back at 6:29. this is always the place to get your weather first. this is a live look at the white house this morning. 76 degrees there. pretty skyline in the background. >> good monk, mr. president because we know -- good morning, mr. president because we know you're watching. thanks for starting your day with us. i'm mike hydeck. >>> howard bernstein is on the weather terrace with the forecast for the president and all of us. >>> sticky out here. partly sunny conditions looking upstairs in northwest washington. we do have showers and storms well south of us. the day planner, well, it's going to be a seasonably warm day. now you're looking at our tower cam looking in order toward friendship heights. temperatures in the 70s in town. 80s by noon with a 5:00 p.m. temperature of 87. can't rule out a spotty shower this afternoon but this morning th
NBC
Jul 16, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, united arab emirates, or india. but pentagon officials say this was not a case of an iranian vessel harassing a u.s. navy vessel as has happened in the past. >>> court-martial proceedings started today at lackland airforce base in san antonio in the u.s. military's largest sexual assault scandal in more than 20 years. our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski reports on this latest example of a problem the military knows it needs to fix. >> reporter: air force staff sergeant louis walker went on trial today in texas charged with 28 counts of rape and sexual assault against ten female recruits, many still in their teens. he's among a dozen trainers at lackland airforce base under investigation for sexual assaults against 31 recruits. jennifer norris is not one of the 31 recruits but she did train at lackland and before she got there says she was drugged and raped by a recruiter in maine. >> i was frozen. i couldn't move. he did what he had to do and then just rolled over like i was a piece of trash. >> reporter: terrified, norris did not report the rape. like many victims in the ma
CBS
Jul 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
, pentagon officials estimate it will take about two months to clear that backlog which stretches some 900 miles from the border to the port of karachi. the breakthrough came when secretary of state clinton told the pakistani foreign minister the u.s. was sorry for the loss of life which occurred when american gunships accidentally opened fire on a pakistani border outpost last november. pakistan had been demanding an apology. but clinton's sorry apologized only for the 24 dead, not for the incident itself which a u.s. investigation concluded was caused by mistakes on both sides. u.s. officials believe the pakistanis accepted that more limited apology because the closure of the supply routes was hurting pakistan at least as much as the u.s. pakistan lost several hundred million dollars in aid the u.s. withheld while the routes were closed. $250 in fees paid for each truck which crossed pakistani territory and perhaps the biggest loss, the pentagon stopped buying the fuel it used in afghanistan from pakistani refineries. it cost the pentagon an extra $2.1 billion to ship material through a
CSPAN
Jul 19, 2012 1:00pm EDT
colleagues in offering aen a optometry set pentagon spending levels from the 2008 financial year adjusted for inflation or at $500 billion. i'm offering this amendment for one simple reason. the bloletted pentagon budget must be address -- the bloated pentagon budget mub addressed if we are serious about solving our deficit. our real national security is about rebuilding our economy, it's time to use these tax dollars to create jobs here at home. it's time to rebuild america and also to provide for the health and economic security of our brave troops and the communities that they live in back here at home. even with the modest cut, and it's very modest, $19.2 billion, the pentagon base budget would still be, mind you, a half trillion dollars, excluding war funding from afghanistan far outpacing any other nation in defense spending. americans across the country -- country have been forced to cut back and many are barely able to make ends meet while pentagon spending has doubled over the past decade. the united states spends as much on its military as the next 14 countries combined. and all
CBS
Jul 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, pentagon officials estimate it will take about two months to clear that backlog, which stretches some 900 miles from the border to the port of karachi. the breakthrough came when secretary of state clinton told the pakistani foreign minister the u.s. was sorry for the loss of life, which occurred when american gunships accidentally opened fire on a pakistani border outpost last november. pakistan had been demanding an apology, but clinton's "sorry" apologized only for the 24 dead, not for the incident itself, which a u.s. investigation concluded was caused by mistakes on both sides. u.s. officials believe the pakistanis accepted that more limited apology because the closure of the supply routes was hurting pakistan at least as much as the u.s. pakistan lost several hundred million dollars in aid the u.s. withheld while the routes were closed-- $250 in fees paid for each truck which crossed pakistani territory. and perhaps the biggest loss, the pentagon stopped buying the fuel it used in afghanistan from pakistani refineries. it cost the pentagon an extra $2.1 billion to ship materiel thro
FOX
Jul 20, 2012 4:30am PDT
after the pentagon announced the military was designated june as gay pride month. >> signs have been posted after a great white shark was spotted offshore. just afternoon yesterday a helicopter captured photos of the shark. estimated to be 14-18 feet long. you see there the pictures it was spotted be the helicopters pilot about 50 yards from a swimmer. authorities will keep warning signs posted at area beaches including rio del mar and sea scape until they are sure the shark has moved along. people near half-moon bay are trying to gain access to martin's beach. coming up at 4:48 why the public is being kept out and who else is getting involved. >>> this morning california fish and game will capture and tag deer along interstate 280 in san mateo county. it's part of a six-month study founded by cal tran intended to cut down on the number of collisions between deer and drivers. ktvu will be riding along with fish and game team during this mornings capture. we'll have more tonight on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> hopefully no deer out on the streets this morning. we will send it over
CBS
Jul 8, 2012 11:30am EDT
that saying -- noting the pentagon says that's impossible. is it impossible for the pentagon to put this together? >> no, that's based on a 2009 report of the house and senate. i responded to their targets and completely -- arguments and completely debunked each and every one of them. it's not impossible. we know how to do it. at military times we are doing it. >> that's just yourself. >> basically with the help of the tech staff and everybody up there. but we've got the infrastructure and place and we're doing it and we're demonstrating it can be done. >> is there support in congress for creating a national data base and how much would it cost? >> oh yes, jason chavez from utah had a hearing on that and be talking again with john tester the senator from montana about that. so there is support in congress for it. now it's got the endorsement of the supreme court as well as others and we will move ahead. i've estimated it would cost approximately 8 million to $10 million to have a complete tea da base that's 98% at least complete and dod says it was 95%. >> how many years would that
CBS
Jul 29, 2012 11:30am EDT
the entire pentagon leadership in all of washington which is sequestration. congress has passed legislation to give the administration 30 days to detail its sequestration plans. i know that this is an issue that you have been thinking about long before it's been a popular topic to discuss. >> fundamentally we offer the 13 program which was targeted against the anticipated financial impacts. we know that sequestration is possible. i think we as well as the secretary of defense and secretary mike donnelly have articulated very clearly what the consequences would be. we chose to get smaller in order to maintain quality. if we have to get yet smaller still, this will be an issue for the strategy that we prepared in january that the president announced. will we be able to execute that strategy? that is a fundamental question and one of great import of america state craft. >> there's one enter immediate step some are proposing. our sources are telling us it's actually gaining traction within the pentagon leadership which is to do what senator lindsay graham has suggested, $109 billion mini seques
CNN
Jul 8, 2012 3:00pm PDT
of the salaries and supplies are paid for by you, the american taxpayer. pentagon correspondent barbara starr has been investigating this story and warning for you, some of the images in this report may be difficult to see. >> afghan soldiers starving, lying in dirty beds, with festering wounds. denied pain killers. all of this at the kabul national military hospital, a hospital the u.s. paid more than $100 million to help the afghans run. >> things as simple as dressing changes. are not done. patients become infected and they die. >> these days, a world away, sky letter gel are a, retired air force doctor, tends to his tennessee farm. >> this will be kind of a little haven. >> from february 2010 to february 2011, he oversaw training of afghans at the hospital. these photos were taken by his american military staff. >> there are patients that are starving to death because they can't by the food. they have to bribe for food. they have to bribe for medicine. patient were beaten. when they complained about no pain medicine or no medicine. >> and you're not supposed to worry about that. >> that's wha
FOX News
Jul 13, 2012 12:00pm PDT
of chemical weapons are moving and the pentagon does not know where they are going according to a senior defense source. syria has been pulling chemical agents out of storage, possibly including the deadly nerve agent saran and they have must tar gas which is a frightening development in a country that has slaughtered more than 17,000 of their own citizens. and the u.s. military source says the pentagon is concerned the chaos of the fighting, the mass destruction, the mass destruction agent could end up in the hand of terrorists after the slaughter of 200 people, mostly civilians. remember, we cannot independently confirm that but if true, it proves it would reportedly be the bloodiest massacre since the uprising again the government there began. jennifer griffin with the news live for us at the pentagon, and, what can you tell us exactly about the movement of the chemical agents. >>reporter: according to a senior u.s. defense source u.s. intelligence monitors intercepted several streams of signals intelligence about a week ago suggesting elements in the syrian regime have transferred so
FOX News
Jul 17, 2012 12:00pm PDT
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CNN
Jul 10, 2012 12:00pm PDT
caught the attention of the pentagon because the military hospital is partly funded by the u.s. live pictures coming in here. this is a hearing happening right now into the claims of abuse here. i just want to give you a warning. time to pause, get the kids out of the room if you have little ones there, look away if you need to because the aim littles we're about to show you, they're tough to look at. but they're also very, very important here. cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr has our exclusive report. >> reporter: afghan soldiers starving, lying in dirty beds with festering wounds. denied painkillers. all of this at the kabul national military hospital, a hospital the u.s. paid more than $100 million to help the afghans run. >> things are simple as dressing changes are not done. patient become infected and they die. >> reporter: these days, a world away, skyler geller, a retired air force doctor, tends to his tennessee farm. >> this will be a little haven. >> reporter: from february 2010 to february 2011 he oversaw training of afghans at the hospital. these photos were taken
FOX News
Jul 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT
in james rosen's report to the pentagon continue to mouth plat tudes about the need for unity. listen to defense secretary panetta. >> this is a situation that is rapidly spinning out of control, and for that reason, it's extremely important that the international community working with other countries that have concerns in that area have to bring maximum pressure on assad to do what's right, to step down, and to allow for a peaceful transition. >> reporter: of course, a peaceful transition seems highly unlikely at this point. those words seem irrelevant given the speed with which events are now unfolding in syria itself, shep. >> jonathan, how are people preparing in case that regime does collapse? >> reporter: well, that's the truth of the matter now, that while the diplomatic talks continue here, what everybody is really talking about behind closed doors is what happens next. there are all manner of rumors circulating here among diplomats at the un and around the world about the whereabouts of president assad, whether he may, in fact, have already fled damascus, perhaps going to th
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
for the stars. sally ride was 61 years old. >> federal prosecutors are putting the pentagon shooter under psychiatric evaluation. he pleaded guilty to firing shots at the pentagon and other buildings in the region. the lawyers say his client was schizophrenic. prosecutors say he is not mentally ill. a fire on board a bus will cause problems for commuters in montgomery county tomorrow. the buses will run on a holiday schedule for the fourth straight week day. replacement buses are in the works. >> to the presidential race -- president obama is campaigning out west defending his foreign- policy record before the veterans of foreign wars in reno, nevada. he says he ended the war in iraq responsibly and is bringing an end to the conflict in afghanistan. mitt romney will of that -- will address the vfw tomorrow. >> coming up, a plea for help -- an appeal made by republicans to a democrat. >> and punishment penn state. >> another tough day for dc's mayor. the details are coming up next. >> warm and humid now but rather comfortable compared to the way it will feel this time tomorro
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to prevent soldier sue sides. now, the amendments offsets come from the pentagon channel which houses programs like -- mr. dicks: if the gentleman will yield to me? mr. kucinich: of course i yield. mr. dicks: with all due respect, we have accepted the gentleman's previous amendment. on this one we have already added $20 million to the budget for this purpose, and we will, if necessary, go higher in conference because of the gentleman's concern, the chairman's concern, my concern. but to totally eliminate funding for the pentagon channel i think is a mistake. there's very valuable information that is received by the military, by the congress, by everybody who watches this. so the source of the amendment. so i would ask the gentleman if he would withdraw the amendment and then work with us and we will do the best we can to get to a higher level in conference. mr. kucinich: the short answer is yes, and i want to -- mr. dicks: this has become the issue of this war when more people of dying of suicide than they are in combat. and we don't want to lose any life. it means there is a serious
CSPAN
Jul 23, 2012 1:15am EDT
not serve been combat? >> is there a great irony from the pentagon point* debut a and ground combat. in reality they have in fighting 10 years. >>host: is there a typical experience for american women soldiers? >> but it did very win depending on who they were serving with. the most common story i heard what is one out of 10 or the troops but not necessarily a deployed together. sometimes they were even alone or the only one serving with 60 men. that isolation can lead to a lot of problems and i did hear a great deal more than i expected. >> fad is a common theme? >> who is this on the cover? >> of career sergeant. and insurgent first-class and also served in honduras with a long career behind her and was enthusiastic and then i iraq was a whole different experience. purvey because of the experience but also the nature of the war itself that she was lourdes turn against. that is not typical but i heard that more was the criticism based on what they saw on the ground unlike in the arm chairs. >>host: professor how did you find the five women that you focus on? >> i found through vete
ABC
Jul 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
to the pentagon and metrorail is on normal schedule. >> we will star with news from prince george's county. first responders their said emergency crews could not revive a teenager at the bottom of a pond. john gonzales has the latest. >> residence here at the willow lake apartments say they always to the teenager's playing at the pond, collecting turtles and the outcome was a tragic last night. water rescue teams searched for his teenage boy for nearly two hours. he was reported missing at around 8:45 and was last seen inside the pond. the young victim went under water according to witnesses and never came back up. search and rescue used helicopters with infrared equipment and high-powered lights and about 80 minutes later, the boy was found under the pond, he was unresponsive. he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead the boy's agent identity had not been released. we understand investigators will be back out here at the pond to figure out exactly what went wrong. >> that is a sad story. also in prince george's county, a fast-moving fire left more than two dozen peopl
CBS
Jul 22, 2012 11:30am EDT
members and veterans. >>> but first, the looming threat of sequestration and whether the pentagon will be forced to cut another $500 billion if congress fails to strike a daily by january 2. defense secretary leon panetta and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general marty dempsey say cuts would be devastating to capabilities. industry executives warn unless congress resolves the crisis they will be forced to lay off thousands, starting a chain reaction that could cost up to 2 million american jobs. panetta was so concerned that just a few weeks ago he summoned some of the nation's top defense executives to washington to discuss the problem. dennis muilenburg, the ceo of boeing's space business was mog those who spoke with panetta. we recently caught up with him at the farnborough international airshow outside london. >> wade very good conversation around the overall defense budget situation and the potential sequestered situation in particular. the conversation was really around making sure we have open communication lines, a common understanding of the risk areas and how
CNN
Jul 23, 2012 12:00pm PDT
it. >> thank you. >>> cnn has learned the pentagon is concerned about what syria is saying regarding its chemical weapons. all of this comes as assad gets an offer, leave now and you will be guaranteed safety. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. [romney singing]: oh beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountains majesty, above the fruited plain, america, america, god shed his grace on thee, and crowned thy good, with brotherhood... [ male announcer ] ok, so you're no marathon man. but thanks to the htc one x from at&t, with its built in beats audio, every note sounds amazingly clear. .making it easy to get lost in the music... and, well... rio vista?!! [ male announcer ] ...lost. introducing the musically enhanced htc one x from at&t. rethink possible. consider the journey of today's athletes. their training depends on technology. and when it takes a battery, there are athletes everywhere who trust duracell. they rely on copper to go for the gold. duracell. trusted everywhere. and soon...even more reason to trust duracell. duralock power preser
FOX News
Jul 17, 2012 3:00pm PDT
with the national security correspondent jennifer griffin at the pentagon on the latest u.s. move concerning iran. good evening. >> good evening. today, defense department announced unprecedented 20 nation demining military exercise slated for september. it will take place near but not in the strait of hormuz. according to u.s. central command. >> this is not an exercise that is aimed to deliver a message to iran. this is exercise designed to within this multinational forum, increase our capabilities and cooperation. >> not only is the pentagon deploying the uss john c. stennis aircraft carrier four months early to the persian gulf denying it's moving to three-carrier policy this summer, it's also deploying an ex-banned radar site and sad antimissile defense shield to the gulf to monitor iranian ballistic missiles, a a all of this after stationing squadron of fighter jets in the persian gulf. uss ponce reconfigured for floating dock for special operation and demining ships. in 2006, iranian drivers carried out a military exercise shown here, placing mines under water. mines designed to stop inter
FOX News
Jul 26, 2012 3:00pm PDT
the pentagon and then not receiving it. >> in fact the first brigade combat team of the 82nd airborne send this question describing it as mission essential requirements for force protection and the targeting of ied threats there are not met by current intelligence systems. >> we have email traffic where the 82nd airborne says lives are at stake. this will save lives and limbs and the pentagon say tough. army accuses the pentagon of trying documents. there's anen going investigation being conducted to determine the facts in the matter. a marine combat veteran of iraq and afghanistan says the army logic doesn't make zens it's cheap and simple to run. everybody's clamoring for it. special forces are using it, allies are using it, intelligence communities are using it. the military's begging for it and they're told no but not for any other reason that the pentagon doesn't like it. pentagon says it's a top priority for commanders in the field and. >> the secretary has full confidence in the army to look into issues that there may be with respect to the software. but i would refer you to the arm
CNN
Jul 24, 2012 10:00am PDT
.s. army generals, their actions are being at least reviewed, according to the pentagon, reviewed. not an investigation yet. the allegation is these two generals, the whistle-blowers contend, delayed an inspector general investigation in 2010, because they were concerned about appearances. they were concerned it would come at the time of the 2010 elections, that it would make everybody look bad. that's an allegation that is out there. the i.g. is reviewing it. but congressman chaff its is pressing for more action. >> very quickly. that hospital, have the conditions improved in that hospital for those afghans? >> sure. the pentagon tells us that the afghan leadership has been fired and changed, that conditions have improved, but the u.s. is still inspecting it every several weeks, every few months, because there is still a lot of u.s. money being poured into it, and a lot of effort by u.s. military personnel to try to get the afghans trained up to care for their own wounded. >> such an unbelievable story. appreciate it. >>> while you are probably checking your smartphone as we spea
FOX News
Jul 13, 2012 4:00pm PDT
there more than a year ago. jennifer griffin on fox top story live at the pentagon. jennifer, what do we know about these chemical weapons? >> well, according to a senior u.s. defense source, jon, u.s. intelligence agencies noticed about a week ago that elements within the syrian regime had transferred some of syrians stockpile of chemical agents. possibly sarah palin nerve gas to -- saran nerve gas. violence on the rise lately. not clear to this u.s. military source whether the movement of the stockpile was authorized by president bashar assad or whether t was carried out by local commanders within the syrian military, who are frustrated that they cannot suppress the rebellion in homs. the intelligence i'm told came from multiple signals intelligence intercepts and raised all sorts of alarm bells here at the pentagon, jon. >> jon: so if the chemicals are missing, are there any plans for the pentagon to use force to try to get? >> well, aording to defense sources who have sat in on intelligence assessment meetings, regarding plans for syria, even in light of the new massacre in which scores o
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2012 1:00pm EDT
operations. but in this environment of fiscal austerity, the committee recognized that even the pentagon should not have carte blanche when it comes to discretionary spending. we increased oversight and took a balanced approach to budgeting. commonsense decisions were made to save tax dollars wherever possible, including rescinding unused prior year funds and terminating unnecessary programs like the medium extended air defense system. but we can guarantee that none of these cuts will affect the safety or success of our troops and missions. the bill also prohibits funding for the transfers of guantanamo detainees to the u.s. or its territories, prohibits funding to modify any facility in the u.s. to house detainees and places strict conditions on the release of detainees. all provisions that were authorized under the national defense authorization. i want to take a moment, mr. chairman, to recognize the appropriation committee's ranking member, mr. dicks, who also serves as ranking member of this defense subcommittee. he's been a permittable servant to the american people and a dedicated
FOX News
Jul 17, 2012 8:00am PDT
into that today. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. amid rising tensions with iran the pentagon is beefing up our military in the persian gulf. a construction of a so-called secret site in qatar. fox confirming that the pentagon is organizing massive minesweeping exercises in the gulf as well. this comes off the deadly shooting in the gulf of due buy we first told you about yesterday. the uss navy ship firing on a small boat after it approached the ship at high speed and ignored some repeated warnings to move away. national correspondent steve centanni is in washington with more. steve, let's talk a little bit more about specifically what we mean when we say we're beefing up our defenses in the gulf. >> reporter: well, jeanne that the "wall street journal" is reporting that there are secret negotiations underway to place a superpowerful x-band radar in qatar. word of this coming one day after that latest security threat in the gulf. a pleasure craft with indians and emiraties on board coming close to a u.s. navy operating vessel carrying oil. the security team own board the ship, firing at the bo
CSPAN
Jul 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
administration of the publication in the "new york times" of highly secret materials known as the pentagon papers. they were leaked to the "new york times" and the "washington post" about vietnam decision making. the nixon administration reacts to this in a very strong way. now, there's no question what daniel ellsberg did was illegal, the issue was how should the government respond. there are all kinds of legitimate and important institutions and structures and processes to deal with a violation of the law. the nixon administration, however, chose to establish an intelligence organization within the white house to deal with this. once they made that decision there were very serious consequences that would ultimately doom the administration. that intelligence organization we know as the plumbers. we know them as the plumbers because they -- one of their co-leaders chose to nickname them the plumbers because they had an office in the basement of the old executive office building. not far from where the facilities manager and other people were located. they were also supposed to staunch leaks. as p
CSPAN
Jul 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
you clerk? >> i clerked the october 1970 term. we had some very important cases. we had the pentagon papers case. we had the cassius clay case. we had some federalism cases of importance, younger versus harris. we had a very important segregation school busing case, swan versus mecklenberg. we had a very important gender discrimination case, grades versus dupower. very important first amendment cases. i happened to be there during a very interesting year on the court. >> would you like to preserve some of your recollections about the pentagon papers case? >> a little off topic, but i know the justices did not feel comfortable with -- at least potter stewart did not feel comfortable with meshing the demands, the legitimate demands, of national security with the open transparency of the judicial process. i think as the case progressed to higher and higher levels, the government was willing to provide more information about what it saw as security concerns. and this information of necessity has to be provided in a very secret way. so, for example, the law clerks with not allowed to look
ABC
Jul 20, 2012 4:30am PDT
is allowing service members to march in uniform in san diego's gay pride parade this weekend. the pentagon is may go ago exception to policy because organizers in san diego encouraged military personnel to march in their uniform and the event was getting national attention. the pentagon says the exception is only for this year's parade and does not extend beyond that >>> world's largest aids conference opens sunday in washington, d.c. with an optimistic outlook after a decade of dispair during the 80s when the disease was deadly, the head of uc san francisco's aids division says we are now entering a remarkable time in the fight against aids. >> the -- for the first time, we are going to be talking about the beginning of the end of the aids epidemic. the cumulative number of advances we have when you put them together we feel like we are at a defining moment of the el and turning point. >> some -- breakthroughs includes a combination of drugs that reduce transmission by 96%. in 2007 timothy brown un a bone marrow transplant and became the first person to be cured. >> the first case of west
NBC
Jul 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
us tonight from the pentagon with more. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, natalie. that bitter dispute exploded last november, when american air strikes mistakenly killed 24 pakistani troops. when the u.s. refused to apologize, pakistan closed down two critical supply lines into afghanistan. and vital shipments were backed up at the border. today those routes were reopen, when secretary of state hillary clinton told pakistan, we are sorry for the loss of pakistani forces. u.s. officials insist this was not an apology, but it was good enough for pakistan. those routes supply american troops with just about everything they need to survive, and will be just as critical to ending the war. they're the same routes american forces will take to withdraw from afghanistan over the next two years. natalie? >> jim miklaszewski at the pentagon for us tonight, thank you. >>> the fda has approved a new over the counter test for hiv that can be used at home, and gets results in about a half an hour. the test will be available starting in october for people 17 and older. it detects
NBC
Jul 19, 2012 4:00am PDT
new york times" reports pentagon officials are in talks with the israeli government, planning for what appears to be the imminent collapse of syrian president bashir al assad. obama administration officials tell the "times" the pentagon is against israeli's suggestions to destroy syria's weapons facilities because an israeli intervention might prompt syrians to rally in defense of assad. officials say wednesday's deadly bombing in the heart of damascus that killed the defense minister and his the deputy, assad's brother-in-law, may turn out to be a turning point in the country's conflict. >>> well, israel is vowing retaliation against iran for the bombing of a tourist bus in bulgaria. at least seven people died in the attack on the bus in an airport in the resort city on the black sea. the israelis had just arrived on a flight from tel aviv for a vacation in bulgaria. bulgaria's interior minister says that a suspected suicide attacker was carrying a fake driver's license issued in the state of michigan and was the latest in a series of overseas attacks that israel attributes to iran. i
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2012 2:00am PDT
york times" reports pentagon officials are in talks with the israeli government planning for what appears to be the imminent collapse of syrian president bashar al assad. obama administration officials tell say the pentagon is against israel's suggestions to destroy weapons. officials say wednesday's deadly bombing in the heart of damascus that killed the defense member sister and his deputy, assad's brother-in-law, may turn out to be a turning point in the country's conflict. >>> israel is vowing retaliation against iran. at least seven people died in an attack on a bus at the airport in a resort city on the black sea. the israelis had just arrived from a flight from tell ajive for a vacation. bulgaria's administration says a suspected terrorist was carrying a driver's license issued by the state of michigan. iran has always denied involvement in the past. >>> london's metropolitan police have arrested three men arriving to commit terrorism. one woman has been arrested for a document likely to be of use as a terrorist as part of the same operation. all four will appear in court t
CBS
Jul 20, 2012 4:30am EDT
to the pentagon to the fbi, even to our united states military, truly is breathless and people have to know about it. >> last month the minnesota congresswoman and four other gop lawmakers sent letters to top u.s. intelligence officials singling out hillary clinton's deputy chief of staff, huma abedin. they wrote, abedin has three family members. her late father, her mother and brother connected to muslim brotherhood operatives and/or organizations. the state department called the accusations vicious and disgusting lies. but bachmann says her words have been distorted. >> we did not a ver that she is a member of the muslim brotherhood or working on behalf of the muslim brotherhood. >> but the accusations rankled some of the influential leaders. >> i don't know huma. but everything i know of her, she has a sterling character. i think accusations like this being thrown around are pretty dangerous. >> on wednesday, republican senator john mccain defended abedin in a speech on the senate floor. in 2009 michele bachmann urged members of the media to investigate whether some members of congress were "a
ABC
Jul 14, 2012 11:00pm EDT
problems. >> and all around frustrating day systemwide. this is at pentagon city metro 5000 people boarded buses to get to their next station. you can understand tonight why tempers are flaring. >> i do not understand what she was saying. >> we have a little bit of a mess on our hands. >> it was already a tough weekend for commuters. four stations shut down for maintenance work. widespread single tracking resulting in delays. about 2:00 in the afternoon all five lines came to a temporary halt because of a computer glitch. >> that is bad for metro. >> the glitch meant central controllers could not spot trade locations on a moving map. operators were alerted the radio to head to the next station. it took 45 minutes to reboot the computer. it is the latest hiccup for metro. >> i am already scared of the metro. knowing that happens, and i guess there was a derailment a couple of weeks ago, it is a scary transit option. >> there have been no further computer problems and they have a team of technicians trying to understand how and why the glitch happened in the first place. we are live at penta
ABC
Jul 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
dropped to 0.04. a guilty plea except in a terror plot targeting the pentagon with model planes. he will plead guilty in court in massachusetts. he was arrested in an fbi sting in september when he tried to buy explosives from undercover agents. he planned to pack a model plane with explosives and fly it into the pentagon. he will it up to 17 years in prison. looking for a thieves who cut a hole in a business's roof and robbed it. this happened at as cash express -- ace cash express. >> she heard a crash and turned around. the man told her to open the safe and the two ran off with money. if you know anything, you are asked to call fairfax county police. the search is on for whoever sexually assaulting a young woman behind the montgomery county community center. police say a man held a 21-year- old woman at knifepoint and raped her. her condition is not being released at this time, we will continue to follow this story on wjla.com and abc of 7 news at 5. an arson team has been called in to investigate a fire in northeastern b.c. it broke out inside webb elementary school that has b
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